The annual HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP conferences were recently held at the Pan Pacific Singapore on March 17-18, 2015 and March 18-19, 2015, respectively. This year’s conferences boasted record crowds with approximately 550 delegates in attendance at the back-to-back conferences. HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP are hosted by BHN, Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events.

HICAP UPDATE is a targeted two-day hotel investment event featuring a prestigious line up of speakers and sessions that focused on the current issues facing the industry, and offered great networking opportunities. This year’s conference featured country focused sessions highlighting investment opportunities in some of the region’s hottest markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The conference concluded with the first ever joint networking reception between HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP delegates at the BayWatch@Jen rooftop lounge at the vibrant, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway.

The AOCAP conference held in conjunction with HICAP UPDATE for the first time was a huge success, with enthusiastic delegates and an overall upbeat atmosphere. The conference brought together industry leaders looking to support the growth of shared ownership development in the Asia Pacific region. AOCAP examined the abundance of commercial opportunities within the alternative ownership segment of the hospitality industry, including timeshare and vacation clubs, fractional ownership, private residence clubs, branded residences, condo hotels, and serviced apartments. Industry leaders also reviewed case studies and examined the nuances of shared ownership, value engineering, and the growing consumer appetite. AOCAP is the only Asia Pacific conference focused on alternative ownership and mixed-use resorts.

The 2016 conferences will, once again, be held back-to-back at the Pan Pacific Singapore. HICAP UPDATE will take place March 15-16, 2016, and AOCAP will immediately follow on March 16-17, 2016. For individuals interested in hotel investment in the Asia Pacific region but not wanting to wait until 2016 to get involved, the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) will be held October 14-16, 2015 at the InterContinential Hong Kong. HICAP is Asia Pacific’s most established and recognized conference for the hotel investment and development community, connecting the industry for over 25 years. Energetic and fast-paced, HICAP’s program is designed to give delegates predictions from top economists; news updates and trend forecasts from advisors and industry watchers; discussions and interviews with leading hotel professionals; and highly interactive workshops with experts from all aspects of the regional hotel investment community.

For additional information on the HICAP, HICAP UPDATE, or AOCAP conferences, please visit the website.

About HICAP
HICAP is Asia’s largest and longest running hotel investment event, making it the most important gathering of hotel developers, investors, lenders, operators, and other industry executives for information exchange, trend spotting, and deal making. The 25th annual HICAP held in October 2014 in Hong Kong attracted 800 delegates from around the world.

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With almost three decades of experience, over 120 events completed to-date, and over 85,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends. BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London. The BHN website is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.

About Horwath HTL
Horwath HTL is the world’s largest hotel industry specialized consulting organization, currently with 50 offices in 39 countries. Since the set-up of Asia Pacific operations in 1987, Horwath HTL – Asia Pacific has been involved with over 3,000 projects throughout the region in all phases of the property lifecycle for clients ranging from individually owned businesses to the world’s most prominent hotel companies, developers, lenders, investors, and industrial corporations. Horwath HTL currently operates out of regional offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Sydney, and Auckland.

About Stiles Capital Events LLC (SCE)
Stiles Capital Events LLC (SCE) – Event management, communications and marketing in the publishing, entertainment and hospitality industries since 1990. SCE has been associated with the development and organization of the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) since its inception and the subsequent launch of HICAP UPDATE in 2009. SCE is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.